This Saturday, 15 October is Repair Day 2022. Its aim is to make us think more about how we use and dispose of every-day items instead of taking the time to repair them. This can be due to our being unaware they are fixable but also out of convenience and time pressures.
However, during this time of belt tightening, repairs can help us keep costs down. Learning how to repair a ripped shirt, soleless shoe or descaling an old kettle can save a few pennies. Many of the items we dispose of have not necessarily reached the end of their life but only have temporary faults which can be addressed if we take the time to do some research or ask for help. Repairing an object can divert it from the waste stream, making carbon savings both in terms of disposal and eliminating the need to purchase something new.
If you'd like to start on your repair journey, you've come to right place. Here you'll find all the resources you need to establish if your broken toaster can be repaired either by a qualified engineer or yourself. In addition, this month and next we're offering the last two in our series of repair and upcycling events so all you need to do is go along and pick some new upcycling skills!
Read our blog to learn more about the rise of consumerism in the UK in recent decades, as well as our thoughts and recommendations for the future.
If you want to find a repair location just check out our Repair Directory for information.